It’s easy to get carried away with midweek form but jockey Kerrin McEvoy is confident unbeaten three-year-old Classique Legend will live up to the raps on him at Rosehill on Saturday.
If winning is all about mindset, Joe Pride is convinced Ball Of Muscle is in the zone as he prepares for a rematch with top sprinter Redzel in the Group One Galaxy at Rosehill.
It might sound like little more than some old-fashioned Kiwi bravado but trainer Stephen Marsh is refusing to concede Saturday’s Rosehill Guineas to the outstanding colt The Autumn Sun.
It’s the colt from the Snowden stable that holds centre stage in the ever-changing Golden Slipper picture but champion trainer Peter Snowden warns the fillies shouldn’t be underestimated.
There’s no doubt the South Australian racing industry needs a boost and a Golden Slipper win by Adelaide trainer Chris Bieg would certainly go a way to lifting morale.
Star jockey Tommy Berry is warming to the chances of dual New Zealand Group One winner Madison County causing an upset in the Rosehill Guineas against star colt The Autumn Sun.
Multiple Group One winning New Zealand mare Danzdanzdance has arrived in Sydney for a tilt at Saturday’s Gr.1 Ranvet Stakes (2000m) and although the dismal weather forecast has many connections on edge, the same cannot be said for trainers Chris Gibbs and Michelle Bradley.
Emerging filly Amangiri has the chance to pitch up as an Australian Oaks contender if she passes a stern test at Hawkesbury on Wednesday and jockey Tommy Berry is adamant she’ll do it with flying colours.
The pressure to qualify for the Country Championships is still there but Queanbeyan trainer Todd Blowes isn’t feeling so weighed down by expectation as he takes Noble Boy to Muswellbrook on Sunday.